Importance of the Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival in China, is China’s most important traditional festival. It is a time for families to get together. The New Year’s Eve dinner is called “reunion dinner”, and is believed to be the most important meal of the year. Big families of several generations sit around tables and enjoy the food and time together.
The Chinese New Year celebrates a year of hard work, is a time to relax with family and wish for a prosperous year ahead. Each Chinese zodiac year begins on Chinese New Year’s Day. 2016 is the year of the Monkey!
Chinese Spring 2016 Festival at UConn!
The Chinese New Year was celebrated at UConn with great enthusiasm on February 26th, 2016. Needless to say, the event was a big hit! Multiple fun activities along with the mouth-watering Chinese food contributed to the event becoming a huge success.
The Chinese Spring event was hosted by our talented students, Julie Shih, Yen-Chen Wang (Janice) and Piyush Rohella. The other students of the organizing committee who worked hard to make this event a huge success were Guanwei Tao (Rachel), Xuewei Feng (Sylvia), Xin Ni (Amy), Jie Sheng (Crystal), Liuliu Zhou, Jun Sun, Fu-Ti Hsu (Shifty) and Zhong He (Verse).
Here are some glimpses of the UConn Family enjoying the event.
Activities like Chinese Trivia test, Paper cutting competition, Singing the popular Chinese song “I miss you”, the Hot Potato Game and Lottery involved active participation from the crowd and was highly entertaining.
The event ended on a good note with dance performances by the Chinese and Indian students as well as by Professor Jose Cruz.